Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ste-Agathe, Quebec
I don't know the Torsion, but I have a Cheyenne.
Both horses I use it on move very well with it and seem happy.
I had to get acustomed to it, I didn't initially like the feeling of being "perched" away from the back. I think it molds to the horse's back with time and that feeling lessens.
With a treeless, you can put it more forward than a treed saddle, but it will always settle back where it belongs. I think you and your horse might be happier in a size 1. On most pictures, the Barefoot seemed more level than the Torsion. Is the Torsion pushing you backward while riding?
With any treeless, I'd put a pad with inserts to help clear the spine.
The pommel: do you know what size you have? If it's too narrow, it can be a site of pressure/discomfort on the wither. You could have it changed for a soft pommel, especially if you ride different types of horses. That's what I have and it didn't change the stability of the saddle.